Spread the Love to our Neighbors in Need this February

Spread the Love to our Neighbors in Need this February

Peanut butter is a staple in more than 91% of American households, thanks to its nutritious qualities and kid-friendly taste. It’s also one of the most popular and valuable food items for our partner pantries. Our goal is to collect 25,000 jars of peanut butter by February 28th—and we need your help! Host a peanut butter drive and help the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Spread the Love to our neighbors in need this February. Collect as many jars of nutritious, protein-packed peanut butter* as possible to support individuals and families struggling with…Read more
Texas Corral and the Food Bank Serve 1,000 on Christmas Day

Texas Corral and the Food Bank Serve 1,000 on Christmas Day

Working Together to Fight Holiday Hunger On Sunday, December 25, Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, served Christmas dinner to more than 1000 people in need. The restaurant opened its doors from 11am to 5pm to offer a warm meal at no cost to individuals and families struggling with hunger across Northwest Indiana. “The Christmas spirit is alive and well in 2016,” said Anthony Moniuszko, General Manager of the Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville. “When you see the expressions of joy and happiness on the…Read more
Community Leaders Serve Breakfast, Fight Hunger this Holiday

Community Leaders Serve Breakfast, Fight Hunger this Holiday

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, NIPSCO and Round the Clock Partner to Feed More Hungry People During the Holidays On Friday, December 2, The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana kicked off its annual Hope for the Holidays effort at a special breakfast event at Round the Clock Restaurant in Highland. Community leaders helped greet guests, serve coffee, and spread greater awareness of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana's mission of fighting hunger in Northwest Indiana. NIPSCO, sponsor of this year's Hope for the Holidays, presented a $10,000 donation to the Food Bank during the…Read more
#GivingFoodsDay!

#GivingFoodsDay!

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is proud to be part of an amazing and generous community that gives back and supports the many kids, adults, and seniors struggling with hunger all year long. #GivingFoodsDay is an opportunity to make a big difference in our community, encourage others to join the fight against hunger in Northwest Indiana, and help bring about even greater change for our neighbors in need. DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT WITH THREE SQUARE SOCIETY Three Square Society is a monthly giving program that allows you to make a big impact, a little at…Read more
Dollars to Donuts, Dunkin’ Makes a Difference in NWI

Dollars to Donuts, Dunkin’ Makes a Difference in NWI

Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter Donates $20,000, volunteers to help fight hunger at Food Bank of Northwest Indiana On Wednesday, October 19, Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter presented a $20,000 donation to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to support hunger relief programs, services, and volunteer efforts.  More than 35 employees from Dunkin Donuts stores across the Region also volunteered in the afternoon as part of a company-wide service event supporting the Dunkin Brands’ Joy of Childhood Foundation. The Dunkin’ Brands Midwest Chapter alone—encompassing a seven state territory—held 18 volunteer events and gave out more…Read more
BackPack to School to Fight Childhood Hunger

BackPack to School to Fight Childhood Hunger

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana’s Portage BackPack Program has grown from providing weekend meals to 10 children in one Portage Township School, to 160 children across all 11 Portage Township Schools.  But the need is still great, and Portage Township Schools would like to double the amount of children that are served each weekend of the school year. Portage Township Schools has received amazing support from the community and hopes to increase awareness of the program, as well as financial resources, through their first fundraiser: BackPack to School.  As always, 100% of the money raised will go to feeding…Read more
The Hunger Hustle 5K

The Hunger Hustle 5K

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is proud to announce that the 2016 Hunger Hustle, a 5k Walk/Run to help fight hunger in the Region, will be held on October 1 at Oak Ridge  in Griffith, Indiana.  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 8AM registration | 9AM race begins $10/person to register Fundraise an additional $40/person* to get a limited edition Hunger Hustle 2016 t-shirt! REGISTER NOW! The Hunger Hustle 5K is a family-friendly event that inspires the community to join the fight against hunger and help provide nutritious meals for individuals and families in need. Hunger exists in…Read more
Behind-the-Scenes at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Behind-the-Scenes at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Every day, the dedicated staff and volunteers at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana work to fight hunger and feed hope to neighbors in need across Lake and Porter counties. But what exactly goes into powering the Region’s only Food Bank and leading hunger-fighting organization? Check out the video below and take a behind-the-scenes look at how the staff, volunteers, and community work together to feed thousands of hungry individuals and families across the Region.Read more
Protein by the truckload fuels hope for hungry communities

Protein by the truckload fuels hope for hungry communities

On Tuesday, June 28, Dutch Farms, Inc. donated a truckload of 10,800 dozen eggs to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. The eggs will be distributed through the Food Bank’s 120+ partner food pantries, soup kitchens, and other agencies and will provide 13,500 meals to individuals and families struggling with hunger across Lake and Porter counties. More than 100,000 people in Lake and Porter counties—or one in six—are considered food insecure, meaning they have limited or uncertain access to nutritionally adequate food at some point during the year. The Food Bank distributes more…Read more
Summer Food Service Program

Summer Food Service Program

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana kicked off its Summer Food Service Program on Monday, June 6. The program is part of a national initiative sponsored by the USDA; it will provide breakfast and lunch to more than 400 children and teens ages 18 and under at a dozen partnering locations throughout the summer. “The summer months can be especially difficult for our children and families struggling with hunger,” said Arleen Peterson, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. “Many young people in our community rely on the National School Lunch…Read more